Monday, November 24, 2008
i have a LOT of brushes...these are just my personal brushes...not my kit brushes.....
but they say..."you're only as good as your tools"...
so here'e my top 5 must have tools.......
#1- (i know it's not a brush but......it's right at your fingertips...ha ha ha)
your fingers- yes, i read an article a long time ago by a famous make-up artist from Hollywood's glamour days (40's-50's)...that said his fingers were the best tools he had...
foundation and concealer are best applied with yor fingertips (they are soft and warm...and help emulsify the make-up and "melt" it into your skin...where a sponge, brush, even airbrush...can't duplicate what the human hand an do.... But as a make-up artist, for sanitary reasons, you wouldn't want to really use your fingers, although I do know of lots of make-up artist that do!
#2 fluffy eyeshadow brush-i use it to put the base color all over the lid, blend, and to do the crease blending
#3 rounded blending brush-use it to soften up the edge of your liner and to do the corners of the eye....(making a sideways triangle from the outter corners of the eye)...and to to the crease of the eye...and for a soft smokey effect under the eye
#4 angled brush
i use it to do my eyebrows....and to go over liner...or just dampen the brush with water, dip it in my eyeshadow and draw on liner with it...and to darken the rims of the eye with black shadow
#5 flattish curved blending-this brush will blend colors for a smokey eye..i use it to dab on a highlighting color on the eyelid.....towards the inner part of your eye (where the lashes start)
all of these are MAC brushes...the numbers have long been worn off, but I think they are 223 (big fluffy), and then 220 and maybe 210.....I really can't read em' anymore.....or for an even cheaper option....my favorite angled brush is from the art store and cost a 4th of the price.....you can get good ones at any art and craft store like Michael's...
Posted by Kandee Johnson at 12:21 PM
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This article was what i was looking for, so thanx !
This is very informative.... You know... I own all of these brushes, but it dosen't mean that I am utilizing them like I could be.... thats where you come in.... Thanks for posting this
Lots of Love
I love reading your older posts but don't usually leave a comment cuz of my v. v. slow connection but I wanted to mention how you're always really amazing on your vids with whatever "instrument" you're using.
Makeup brushes are so expensive, even at MAC, but I love how you sometimes make use of brushes from art stores :) Great tip
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